Supporting Your Practice

The SCMA and MLCMS provide the support you need to
maintain a successful practice

Business Partners

SCMA’s Business Partner Program adds valuable benefits for SCMA members. The program is dedicated to offering products and services designed to support the business and personal needs of practicing physicians. Physicians benefit from discounts and referrals to quality services, and partners benefit from ongoing visibility with the medical community. Endorsed Partner and Partner levels are available to qualified companies.

The programs are open continuously for new annual memberships beginning at the date of approval. Download the application and the brochure, or contact Susan Gumucio at 707-525-0102 or

SCMA Endorsed Partner

Insurance Services



Our ongoing partnership with SCMA has always been a valuable way for us to ensure our policyholders and medical professionals across the state have access to information, education, and engagement opportunities that ensure they remain guarded from risk, guided through the unexpected, and protected in their practice of medicine.

BENEFIT: Policyholder members have full access to award-winning risk education and CME programs; aggressive claims handling—resolving 86% without indemnity; a mobile app for CME activities (includes on-demand webcasts and articles); the flexibility to customize coverage options to specialty needs; and online account management with integrated bill pay, COIs and Credentialing Letters.

For more information, contact your agent/broker, visit or call 866.466.7225.

SCMA Business Partners

Banking Services

Exchange Bank

Exchange Bank

Since 1890, Exchange Bank has been serving the local community through trusted banking, financial services and charitable giving. Exchange Bank differs from national and regional banks by focusing 100% of its charitable giving on the community it serves. In 2017, Exchange Bank and its employees contributed over $665,000 to the community. 50.44% of the Bank’s cash dividends go to the Doyle Trust, which funds the Doyle Scholarship at Santa Rosa Junior College. Since 1948, the Doyle Scholarship Fund has provided $83 million to over 127,000 students.

BENEFIT: Exchange Bank has designed special checking benefits and discounted residential and auto loans exclusively for SCMA members. Our staff is available to review these programs and benefits with you—contact our Customer Care Center at 707-524-3000 or visit a local branch. Please indicate you are an SCMA member when you call; have your membership ID number available.

In addition, Exchange Bank has developed five Community Rebuild Loan Programs that offer flexible lending options to those who experienced a direct property loss during the North Bay fires. Our local, experienced lending consultants are available to discuss which program works best for your needs. Contact us at or call Kevin Smart, VP, Residential Mortgage Manager at 707-541-1252.

Financial Services

Edward Jones

Russell Van Sistine / Edward Jones

With consistent use of an established process, Russell Van Sistine, financial advisor, and partners Amy Stang and Sarah Godinez, branch office administrators, help clients navigate often-complex financial affairs. With professional services focused on the medical community and in particular, physicians, Russell and his team work diligently to ensure a thoughtful, well-rounded and informative experience.

BENEFIT: SCMA physicians receive individual, customized service plans that include advantages available only to members of the Medical Association. Call for details and to schedule a no-cost financial health check-up. The firm also hosts quarterly investment dinners for SCMA physicians—check with SCMA for upcoming dates, topics and guest speakers.

CONTACT: Russell directly at 707-542-7071 or You can also find him at by searching for Financial Advisor Russell Van Sistine.

Insurance Services

Cooperative of American Physicians

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is pleased to support Sonoma county physicians with superior medical malpractice coverage and valuable services to help you prosper and maintain your independence.

BENEFIT: Our comprehensive risk management programs help ensure your patients are safe and satisfied, while our value-added practice management benefits provide you with the administrative support you need to focus on what’s most important—patient care.

For more information, please visit, email, or call 800-356-5672.

Legal Services

BF Berry & Fritzinger

David Berry / Berry & Fritzinger, P.C.

I am an experienced local lawyer dedicated to helping people navigate the legal process, whether it is negotiating provider or other contracts, assisting clients buy/sell practices, negotiating leases, or resolving a variety of business and personal disputes. My firm provides a broad range of services that include estate planning; a significant part of my practice is representing building owners with construction defects and other problems. I am committed to helping the medical community, with deeply held gratitude for the local medical providers who saved my wife’s life.

BENEFIT: A free initial consultation to SCMA members. If retaining me or my firm makes sense, we will discuss how to do so. If a lawyer outside of my firm is a better fit, I will make the referral. My goal is for physicians to leave the consultation feeling that they received excellent support and service. Contact me at 707-800-0550 or

Real Estate Services

Sudha Schlesinger

Sudha Schlesinger / Compass

Since moving to Sonoma County with my physician husband in 2007, I have been actively representing physician families in the local housing market. My savvy and experienced team at Compass repeatedly exceeds expectations with customized marketing and purchase strategies; efficient execution; tough negotiating skills; and state-of-the art marketing tools.

Sellers receive consultations for home/landscape staging and buyers enjoy tours of housing, inventory and analysis of neighborhood, amenities and schools available.

BENEFIT: SCMA buyers receive an exclusive $1,000 voucher toward closing fees. SCMA sellers also receive a free Pest Inspection, $1,000 toward staging costs, and if selling lot only—a complimentary estimate of value. Please let me know how we can help you in this challenging post-firestorm market. 707-889-7778 or

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